Researcher

Professor Ruhul Sarker

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Ruhul A Sarker obtained his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University (former TUNS), Canada. He is a Professor in the School of Engineering and IT, and the Director of Faculty PG Research at UNSW Canbarra (located at ADFA), Australia. Prof. Sarker’s broad research interests are decision analytics, CI / evolutionary computation, operations research, and applied optimization.

For Future Research Students: Ph.D. scholarships are available for high...view more

Ruhul A Sarker obtained his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University (former TUNS), Canada. He is a Professor in the School of Engineering and IT, and the Director of Faculty PG Research at UNSW Canbarra (located at ADFA), Australia. Prof. Sarker’s broad research interests are decision analytics, CI / evolutionary computation, operations research, and applied optimization.

For Future Research Students: Ph.D. scholarships are available for high achieving students (with H1 /High Distinction in UG and Masters by Research) in Computer Science, Information Sciences, Operations Research, or Industrial Engineering under my supervision. If you are interested contact me at r.sarker@adfa.edu.au

Theoretical Research: Design and development of algorithms for solving complex decision and optimization problems. It covers computational intelligence, population based search algorithms (such as evolutionary algorithms) as well as conventional search algorithms. The problem areas include structured (single and multi-objective optimization with or without functional contraints), semi-structured and unstructured problems. 

Applied Research Areas: supply chain (design, bottleneck, shipping, and disruption recovery), mining (mine scheduling, coal mining and petroleum production planning), manufacturing (layout and location, production planning, and scheduling), agriculture (crop planning, and land allocation), power generation planning, resource constrained project scheduling, and defence (planning, and performance evaluation).  

Professional Engagement: Prof. Sarker is an editor of the Journal of Flexible Service and Manufacturing, an associate editor of the Journal of Memetic Computing, an editor of the Journal of Industrial and management Optimization, and former editor-in-chief of ASOR Bulletin. He had led the technical committee for IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation in 2003 and was a proceeding co-chair of IEEE WCCI'2012.

Publications: Prof. Sarker is the lead author of the book ‘Optimization Modelling: A Practical Approach’ published by Taylor & Francis /CRC Press. He has edited /co-edited 8 books, on specialised topics in his areas of research, published by the leading publishers. He has 250+ refereed publications including 100+ journal papers. His research has received a number of international media coverages. Some of these media are: Wall Street Journal, ScienceDaily, United Press International (UPI), Times of the Internet, TerraDaily, MarketWatch, EcoEarth, Eurocean, Softpedia, Oneindia, ScienceBlog. For publication detals, visit: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-ruhul-sarker/publications

Funding: Prof. Sarker has successfully obtained significant external funding for his research that includes Australian Research Council, Defence Science and Technology Organisation and Industry. Recent ARC Discovery Projects:

Prof. Sarker is interested for individual and industrial research collaboration, and consultancy in his areas of expertise.

Email: r.sarker@adfa.edu.au
 

We offer a Master by Coursework Program, see details in the link Master of Decision Analytics

Current Research Students  

  • Mrs Samantha Islam (Ph.D.: Green Supply Chain), TFS, 8/2017-
  • Kangjing (Jenny) Li (PhD..: ....) TFS, 9/2017
  • Mrs Amany Mohamed Mamdouh AKL (Ph.D.: Simulation Optimization for Stochastic Programming), UCPRS, 3/2016
  • Mr Mohamed Radwan (Ph.D.: Big Optimization with GPU Environment), UCPRS, 3/2016
  • Mr Karam Md Goda Md Sallam (Ph.D.: Landscape based Design for Evolutionary Algorithms), UCPRS, 3/2014-8/2017

 

Past Research Students

  • Dr Mehran Samavati (Ph.D.: Mine Scheduling), UIPA, 3/2014-1/2017 (SS), PDF at Sydney University (AA)
  • Dr AbdelMonaem AbdAllah (Ph.D: Dynamic Optimisation using EAs), UCPRS, 7/2013-3/2017 (SS) (BB)
  • Dr Ripon Kumar Chakrabortty (Ph.D.: Resource Constrained Project Management), UCPRS, 9/2013-2/2017, RA at SEIT (AA)
  • Dr Md Forhad Zaman (Ph.D.: Power Generation Planning using EAs), UCPRS, 9/2013-2/2017, RA at SEIT (BB)
  • Dr Noha M. Hamza (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Constrained Optimisation), UIPA, 7/2012-8/2016 (on leave S1 2013) (Joint-supervisor), Lecturer in Egypt (AB)
  • Dr Sanjoy Kumar Paul (Ph.D.: Production and Inventory System within Supply Chain), UCPRS; 9/2012-8/2015; Lecturer at UTS (AA)
  • Mr Ismail Md Ismail Ali (M.Sc.) Resource Scheduled Project Management, UCPRS, 3/2014-3/2016, doing PhD at SEIT (AA)
  • Dr Humyun Fuad Rahman (Ph.D.: EAs for Permutation Flow Shop Scheduling), UCPRS, 8/2011-2/2015, PDF Denmark (BB)
  • Dr Eman Hasan Samir (Ph.D.: Decomposition based Evolutionary Optimisation), RTS, 4/2010-3/2014 (SS), Lecturer, Egypt (AB)
  • Dr Irman Hermadi (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Test Data Generation) Co-supervisor, Scholarship: Indonesian Government, 1/2009-9/2012 (SS), Lecturer, Indonesia
  • Dr M. Asafuddoula (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Many-objective Optimization), UCPRS, 9/2010-2/2014 (SS), Working as SE at Canberra
  • Dr Hawa Hishamuddin (Ph.D.: Supply Chain Modelling and Analysis), Scholarship: Malaysian Government, 3/2009-3/2013(on leave S2 2011), Senior Lecturer in Malaysia (AA)
  • Mr AbdelMonaem AbdAllah (Masters: Dynamic Vehicle Routing using EAs), SEIT Tuition Fee Scholarship, 3/2011-3/2013 (SS) later did Ph.D. at SEIT (BB)
  • Dr Saber Mohamed Elsayed (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Constrained Optimization), UCPRS, 8/2009-3/2012. Research Fellow at SEIT. (AAB)
  • Mrs Noha M. Hamza (Masters: Evolutionary Constrained Optimization), SEIT Tuition Fee Scholarship, 2/2011-3/2012. Later did Ph.D. at SEIT (AA)
  • Dr Nurhadi Siswanto (Ph.D.: Ship Routing and Scheduling) Scholarship: Endeavour Australian Government, 3/2008-3/2012 (SS). Senior Lecturer in Indonesia (ABB)
  • Dr Farhana Naznin (Ph.D.: Multiple Sequence Allignment using GAs), UCPRS, 8/2008-8/2011, Working in Canada (AAB)
  • Dr Ehab Zaky El Fiky (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Constrained Optimization), UCPRS, 8/2005-3/2009, Lecturer at Cairo University, Egypt
  • Dr Kamrul Hasan (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Systems for Job Scheduling), UCPRS, 2/2006-5/2009, Working with a consulting company in QLD
  • Dr Barkat Ullah (Ph.D.: Evolutionary Multi-agent Systems for Constrained Optimization), UCPRS, 3/2006-7/2009, Working with CIT & UC Canberra
  • Dr Vinh Bui (Ph.D.) Network Reliability, EIPRS, 7/2005-8/2008 (SS), academic in Vietnam
  • Mr Jayan Prasad (M.Sc.: Financial Forecasting using ANN) 7/2005-8/2007, Scholarship: SEIT Tuition Fee Remission. Working in India
  • Dr James Whitacre (Ph.D).: Parameters Control in Genetic Algorithms, 7/2004-8/2007 (SS), Currently working as a consultant at Melbourne
  • Dr Ang Yang (Ph.D).: Multiagent Combat Systems (Co-supervisor), 3/2003-4/2006, Scholarship: UNSW, Currently working for CSIRO, Canberra
  • Dr Guangming Lin (Ph.D.) Topic: Analysing the Bahaviour of Evolutionary Algorithms (Completed in Oct. 2003), Currently a Professor in China

 

Keynote Speakers (selected):

 

Keywords: Decision Analytics, Supply chain design and redesign; Supply chain disruption recovery planning; Transportation planning; Logistics and inventory; Applied operations research; Simulation; Applied optimization; mine scheduling; Coal production planning; Oil production planning; job shop scheduling; Fleet-mix; Routing and scheduling; memetic computing; differential evolution; genetic algorithm, evolutionary optimization; defence operations research; project scheduling; performance evaluation; production line balancing.


My Expertise

Operations research, applied optimization, evolutionary optimization, supply chain (design, bottleneck, shipping, and disruption recovery), mining (coal mining and petroleum production planning), manufacturing (layout and location, production planning, and scheduling), agriculture (crop planning, and land allocation), climate change (human relocation, and carbon trading), and defence (planning, and performance evaluation).

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Location

Room 218, Building 15, SEIT, UNSW-Canberra, Australia

Contact

+61 2 6268 8051
+61 2 6268 8581